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MSNBC
Feb 1, 2013 10:00am PST
wind up the secretary of defense. that's the best explanation i can come up with. other than he just didn't sleep well the night before and wasn't good. >> well, still, ruth, and all the rest of you, how does this leave him? assume that he gets confirmed, he has to be a tough -- a tough guy at the pentagon. he is going to be tough with congress. he has to deal with the potential of the sequester, fighting for the budget that he does get, dealing with all of the problems that come at you when you are in charge of the pentagon and the generals and the other members of the joint chiefs are going to feel they can run over him. >> we'll see about that. i assume that every general with any number of stars was watching intently yesterday, and might have had that thought in mind. you said another important word, which is sequester. it's going to be a huge mess over there trying to, first, anticipate this, and then deal with whatever the new reality is. i do think that it was ugly yesterday. it was ugly on both sides. the white house wasn't so much from what i heard defending his performance
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 10:00am PST
. as the saying goes, i have big heels to fill. >> while defense secretary leon panetta steps up to take on chuck hagel's critics. >> that's pretty obvious that the political knives were out for chuck hagel. >> that's what you think it was? it was totally partisan? >> what disappointed me is they talked a lot about past quotes, but what about what a secretary of defense is confronting today? what about the war in afghanistan? what about the war on terrorism? what about the budget sequester? >> and baltimore parties all night after the ravens' victory over the 49ers. the highest rated super bowl in history produced enough power for beyonce, but what triggered that 34 minute blackout? >> as the nfl works feverishly to get the power back on. we have a moment as the players now beginning to realize this may be a little bit of a delay as different players are setting out on the field starting to stretch, starting to stay loose. really as bewilledered as the rest of the crowd here. >> did brotherly love prevail over sibling rivalry? >> going against these years, you had a feeling he would come roaring
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2013 10:00am PST
, it's important for us to make sure we've got a strong national defense and that we reduce our spending in a smart way. those of us who are luckiest in the society to close a few loopholes and deductions that the average american doesn't get. if that's the choice that we've got, i promise you we can win that debate because we're on the right side of this argument. i hope -- i expect that you guys will be with me on that. last point i'll make, obviously economic growth is a priority. making sure that we're opening up opportunity for everybody is also important. that's why emgregs reform is so critical. i said this is going to be a top priority and an early priority of my administration. i am heartened to see republicans and democrats starting to be in a serious conversation about getting this done. now is the time. i recognize that the politics aren't always easy. there are regionable variations. i understand that in some places this may end up being a tough issue, but what i also know is that part of our strength is our youth and our dynamism and our history of attracting talen
MSNBC
Feb 6, 2013 10:00am PST
of nominations, john kerry at state, chuck hagel at defense and john brennan for cia, i remember being on the show and saying i think hagel will be the most controversial and brennan may well be the least controversial, brennan or kerry. i think -- i still don't think his nomination is imperiled. i would say you have it right. what you are now going to have in his confirmation hearing is an extended conversation about drone strikes, how we use them, how should we use them, how should congress be consulted, should the american public be -- it's going to be sort of a broader thematic discussion. and look, the fact is the white house -- if the white house would have preferred mikeis cough break the news two weeks after john brennan rather than three days before his confirmation hearing, absolutely. >> that pesky mikeis cough. you never know when he'll break the stories. susan page, ron widen is the leader of the rebellious group on the senate intelligence committee, not the chair, dianne feinstein who we'll be talking to tomorrow. but ron widen is asking this question and down at the retr
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 10:00am PST
the board cut that cuts domestic, that cuts defense spending, and that politicians don't want this on either side. i think what the president and his senior team realized as well, republicans may not want it, but they seem okay to let it happen. they don't have to vote. nothing has to happen. it just -- the date comes, and the sequester happens. i think this is an attempt to say, look, we don't want to do this kind of blind cut john boehner's initial reaction doesn't suggest this year going to be open to tshg but clearly a cam bet to say it's not enough to just sit back and let this sequester happen. nobody gets blamed. everybody does it. there's no way to take a vote on it. where is the coalition of support to stop the sequesters? >> well, there has been a growing sense of inevitability for the reasons you outlined, that everybody can have hands off and watch the deficit go down by what they built into this system, what was intended to be the ultimate stick because they had not been able to resolve longer term solutions to the budget, so these sweeping cuts would help to kind of reset the o
MSNBC
Feb 8, 2013 10:00am PST
brennan's defense of enhanced interrogations? you were familiar with that era as well at the agency. he said he spoke out against it, but only to colleagues. not to superiors apparently. senator chambliss said, you know, there's no record of anyone satisfying you objected to what was later deemed by the attorney general to be torture. >> well, you know, listening to john brennan's answers on those questions, i don't think he is trying in any sense to present himself as a crusader against the program that existed at that time. i think he is saying that he spoke off line quietly to some colleagues about reservations he had on some aspects of the program. i don't doubt he did that. i know john to be an honest, truthful person, but he also respected the chain of command at that time, and the program was authorized by the justice department and the other point that bears emphasis is that in the job he had he was not in the chain of command, if you will, for either creating, authorizing, overseeing, implementing the program and in his subsequent jobs after leaving the agency had no operationa
Search Results 0 to 11 of about 12 (some duplicates have been removed)